Sunsets in Istanbul are beautiful. Here are a few photos that I took while I was crossing the Bosphorus aboard a Vapur (ferry) on a January evening. Istanbul’s ferries, locally called “vapur”, travels between two continents, between Asia and Europe.
The word vapur comes from French “Bateau à vapeur”, sometimes simply referred to as “vapeur”, which means steamboat in English (vapeur means steam).
Sunset in Istanbul and the Historic Peninsula, the annotated version
Here’s the annotated version of the photo above, showing important buildings.
I am a software developer, a former road racing cyclist, and a science enthusiast. Also an animal lover! I write about the city of Istanbul on this website. I live in Istanbul since 1992.
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